Whole Woman Therapy

Whole Woman Therapy

Melissa MontBlanc

As women we face so many societal, family, and work pressures that often life can feel overwhelming. Melissa MontBlanc has a passion for supporting other women, and helping them find their feet again when life feels like it has the best of you. With 10 years of clinical experience, in a wide variety of settings, Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and EMDR Specialist, bring a Whole Woman and nurturing approach to therapy. This is not your every day therapy experience.

Experiencing Some of This?

Melissa loves to support women who might be experiencing some of the following:

  • Anxiety and Panic – Feeling like you are “waiting for the other shoe to drop”, experiencing loop-like worry thoughts that you can’t turn off, experiencing physical symptoms such as difficulty breathing fully, hypervigilance, or sleep disturbance
  • Adjustment struggles – Adverse reaction to changing roles or situations or confusion about what is next
  • Depression and Depressed Mood – Low energy, no motivation, finding less joy in the things that used to fulfill you, feeling alone and dark or self-critical about who you are and what you deserve
  • Parenting Issues – Behavioral problems or struggles with emotional regulation
  • Postpartum Adjustment – Body image or physical and emotional issues; birth trauma or unexpected experiences with labor and delivery
  • Phobias – Fear of driving, public speaking, intimate relationships, career advancements.
  • PTSD – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder from the exposure to violence or accidents
  • Addiction and Addictive Behavior
  • Relationship Issues – Divorce, separation, unresolved stress, parent/child relational concerns
  • Loss – of someone or something that was important to you or feeling like you have lost part of yourself
  • Professional Work/Life Balance – ongoing struggle to find and maintain a balance in a demanding world
  • Identity Confusion- feeling lost, like you aren’t living your full potential or you have become someone less authentic than you would like to be

EMDR Therapy

One of Melissa’s specialties is using EMDR therapy to support you. EMDR Therapy, is a method of therapy for processing both large and small traumatic or negative experiences. It works amazingly for assisting in moving through daily anxiety, relationship stress, depression, feelings of floating without a clear plan, loss of someone or something important, role changes, and much more.

Although you may not realize it, many of your daily reactions to things are impacted by logged ‘beliefs’ you have about yourself and the world. As powerful as our brains are, often these beliefs have been miscoded due to earlier negative experiences and as a result magnify our response to current things happening in your life. We call these “triggers.”

When the processing of a memory is completed through EMDR Therapy, the memory no longer has the same negative emotional charge. You can and will remember the memory, but it no longer feels traumatic. When you are reminded of the trauma in your everyday life, it does not cause the same traumatic reactions and feelings. It is important to note, you don’t have to have an identified memory that you want to work on. If you have a current distressing situation you want to create movement on, EMDR can likely help.

Is EMDR for you? Take our self-assessment quiz here.

Individual Psychotherapy with or without EMDR

Beginning with intake we will work together to identify the desired places of change, rediscover resiliency and strength and set a course of treatment to get you feeling and living better.  Initial intake of 80 minutes required for first session.

Initial Intake 80 mins $240
Follow up 50 mins $165, 80 mins $240

Couples/Family Therapy

Often stress in a relationship or family unit is difficult to identify and process on our own because we are naturally impacted and often blinded by our own perspective and emotion. The process of a structured couples or family session can make large impacts to improve relational functioning within a safe environment. Written plan delivered after the first session. Initial intake of 80 mins. required for first session.

Initial Intake 80 mins, $255
Follow up 50 mins, $180, 80 mins, $255

Parent Coaching

As parents, we all reach a point where we need a little help. If you feel like you have tried everything and can’t reach or impact change, or feel like they are dealing with something you don’t know how to support, we can work together to get a plan in place, delivered to you after the first session. Initial intake of 80 minutes required for first session.

Initial Intake 80 mins $300
Follow up 50 mins, $165